Interactive Intelligence, a global developer of business communications solutions, moved up 21 places this year to rank 209th among the world’s 500 largest software and services suppliers.

Interactive Intelligence increased its position in Software Magazine’s 2007 Software 500 ranking by posting 2006 revenues of $83.2-million, up 32% from revenues in 2005.
This is the seventh year in a row Interactive Intelligence has been ranked among the Software 500.
“Being part of the Software 500 is an important testament to our long-term viability and ongoing growth,” says  Interactive Intelligence founder and CEO, Dr Donald Brown. “Our growth last year was fueled by our introduction of even more scalable and cost-effective voice over IP components, which helped us attract many more large enterprise customers. Combined with new regional education and support centers here and abroad, we can assure even the largest global companies that we’re delivering not just an innovative communications solution, but a proven and sustainable investment.”
The Interactive Intelligence unified communications software suite, first released in 1997, was designed to eliminate the cost and complexity introduced by product portfolio vendors. The company’s software is ideal for contact centers and enterprises seeking lower costs, increased productivity and improved customer service through more effective interaction management.
“With our latest software release incorporating advanced security features and simplified deployment, we’re offering even more value this year to large enterprises, including those in highly regulated industries, such as healthcare and financial services,” Brown says. “We expect these enhancements, along with our objectives for increased penetration in key Asia Pacific markets, and additional investments in software as a service and business process automation, to result in even stronger performance next year.”
The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing.
The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2006. This includes revenue from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware.
Financial information for the 2007 Software 500 was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co.